October is Physical Therapy Month

This month, recognized nationally as Physical Therapy Month, we recognize all of our incredible physical therapists for the work that they do to make a difference in the lives of patients and caregivers. Thank you for your resilience during this challenging year and always – we couldn’t be beside our patients at every turn without the work that you do.

Employee Flu Clinics

At this time we are planning for one flu clinic in Guilford and one in Hamden.

Guilford – Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the former finance department.

Hamden – Oct. 27 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the program room.

Below is the paperwork and flyers with information about our clinics from the East Shore Health District, which is running them once again. Please print and fill out the flu consent form and bring it with you, along with your insurance card, to the clinic. We are asking all employees to pre-register this year for a window of time at the clinics so we can ensure appropriate social distancing measures and not have too much of a line formed at any one time. Wear a mask and short sleeves.

Use the links below to pre-register… you can ignore the introductory paragraph – it is a notification for our public clinics that can’t be removed – just click the bolded date of the clinic and select a window of time.

Guilford: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20279771&appointmentType=16635223

Hamden: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20279771&appointmentType=16635562

Below is also our flu vaccine reporting form. All direct patient care staff (and it is encouraged all staff) must receive a flu vaccine by Dec. 31 and return the attached form to the dropbox at the front desk of the Guilford office, to Christina’s office in Hamden, OR give the form to your manager who can get it to me no later than Jan. 10.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary at mhiggins@vna-commh.org or 203.458.4338.

Immunization Verification Form

Flu Consent Form 2020-2021_EastShore

VNA Guilford 10.22.20

VNA Hamden office 10.27.20


Prescription Information

RxSaver is a website and mobile app that makes comparison shopping for medication very simple. Just enter the name and dose of your medication along with your zip code, and RxSaver will show a list of current pricing at local pharmacies.

Best of all, RxSaver is a service that you can use whether you have health insurance through VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice or not.

Once RxSaver tells you what’s available in the marketplace for your medication, you simply select the best coupon price from the available options. Then there are two ways to redeem your savings:

  1. Print out a coupon for the price you see and bring it to the pharmacy.
  2. Show the coupon on your phone to pharmacy staff.

If you are interested in pricing your medication through RxSaver, click on the link below. You’ll need the Client Code: VNANE




Click for a PDF version of our Umbrella depiction of our continuum of care!

We hope all employees will begin to consider themselves ambassadors of our mission to be beside patients and those in the community we serve at every turn. Keep in mind all the services we offer – not just home healthcare – and how services such as our Caregiver Support Network and wellness programs, hospice, and the work of our affiliates Strong House and LIFETIME, might benefit a patient or their family.



2019 Facts on the Affordable Care Act

Click here for a notice regarding your taxes and medical coverage


Agency Benefit Reward

In 2020, we would like to reward those on our insurance who receive a routine physical, routine eye exam, routine mammogram, routine colonoscopy, or a routine prostate cancer check by issuing a $25.00 Amazon gift card to all participants and their dependents, who are on our plan, and have any of the above mentioned routine exams.  To receive your gift card, simply have your physician complete and sign the form below.

Proof of Preventive Care



OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update

Click on the links below to review the competency for the professional staff to print the competency to complete to return to your manager.

OSHA and Regulatory Annual Update_2020

OSHA Competency 2020



Trust TeleCare

Trust TeleCare is a program provided by the Worker’s Compensation Trust that provides tele-triage services for injured workers through a company called Medcor.  With over 200 locations nationwide, Medcor provides immediate information and injury assessment 24/7/365 via the telephone.

Click on the links below to learn more:


WC Guidelines Treatment Centers – 5.21.19


EAP Benefit Program

As a gentle reminder, we have two Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) available for VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice employees.

EAP programs are designed to identify and assist you in resolving personal problems, such as marital, financial, health, emotional, family issues, or substance/alcohol abuse that may be affecting your work performance.

Click on the links below to learn more:

EAP with Cigna for employees with Life insurance

EAP 2018



Did you know?

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a toll free helpline 1.866.474.5230 that you or your patients can call to get community resources.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or leave a message.



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